Christmas Volunteers

More than 2,500 volunteers help to make The Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance programs a success each year. We need you! As a volunteer, you might help us, decorate the Christmas Center, man an Angel Tree location, sort donations, or pitch in during distribution. Choose a day and time, and come join in the fun!

For questions about our different volunteer opportunities, please contact 704-714-4720.

The Salvation Army Christmas Center - 801 E. Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, 28217

Volunteering at The Salvation Army Christmas Center is a great opportunity for families, groups, and corporations to build camaraderie and give back to the community this holiday season. 

 Volunteer activities include:

* Prepare Angel Tree packets (Oct-Nov)
* Sort and bag Angel Tree items (Nov–Dec)
* Assemble bicycles (Nov-Dec)
* Distribute Angel Tree gifts to families at the Christmas Center (mid Dec)

To print volunteer opportunities click here.

The Salvation Army Christmas Center does participate with corporate give back programs. Please talk with our Christmas volunteer coordinator if your program has matching gifts programs.

Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. 

Angel Tree – Mall Volunteering

This year, The Salvation Army is hosting Angel Trees in local malls. These trees provide a great opportunity for the community to have access to angels for adoption. In order to provide this opportunity, we are in need of volunteers to help patrons find an angel to adopt and receiving adopted angels and their gifts back into the site location. This is a great chance for families, church groups, and other service groups to be a part of helping others this holiday season. To register to volunteer at the malls call Sarah Gamble at 704-714-4736.

Each tree will need a minimum of two volunteers each shift during mall hours. The volunteer shifts are for 4 hour increments.

2014 Mall locations - SouthPark Mall, Carolina Place Mall, Ballantyne Village, Charlotte Premiere Outlets and Founders Hall

2014 Volunteer dates – end of  November–mid December

2013 Volunteer hours – (vary according to location)

Contact Sarah Gamble at 704.714.4736 or by email for information about volunteering at the Malls.

Bell Ringers

The one of the signatures of The Salvation Army, Red Kettles, help support our on-going programs. Volunteer bell ringers are needed at various locations around Mecklenburg and Union Counties throughout the Christmas season. A great activity for church groups, civic organizations, families or friends, bells can be adopted for the season or a day. Help us spread the Christmas spirit all year long!

Register to Ring by clicking here or you may contact Sarah Gamble at 704.714.4736 or by email for information about volunteering as a bell ringer.